March 11, 2011. I was in school. I spent the whole day in taking the diagnostic exam in preparation for our review for the Nursing Licensure Examination this July. Five o'clock hit the clock. I went home. To my dormitory. Walking. Thinking. (Sigh). It was a tough day. Really.
Tired and wanting a big gulp of cold. I opened, not the refrigerator, but first the door. Hmmmn. As usual, the neighborhood in complete attendance again. I thought they were watching some afternoon soap. Innocent. I am. Passing...
Then, Ate, the landlady, "Vhincci! Watch this..." There, I learned about the tsunami alert #2 in the country, in our province, Ilocos Norte. Now, it's tougher!
Where am I? Am I safe? Those kind of question arose. I'm lucky I'm in the urban. Not in nearby water. Sea. Ocean. Not in the coastal. Wait. My parents. Family. They are in Bangui. And it is a town nearby the bay. The South China Sea. And a little curve from the Pacific. Indeed, a prone area.
Where to evacuate then? For them who are in Bangui, especially in our barangay. I thought of this place. The Mountain Resort. It was high. High enough. Safe enough. The problem is, the resort cannot accomodate the whole populace.
Sad. Who can't be sad? I cannot imagine myself surviving in this disastrous event. Wet? Dirty? Lot of properties will be damaged. Japan, rich, suffered. What more to a poor Philippines? Thank God! That by 11 close midnight, the alert was cancelled. And I can have a peaceful sleep... zzzzZZZzzzz
Summer is here! I love it! Nice! Happy! Yehey! Bulaga! What else to say?
For sure, a lot will be again enjoying the season. Vacationers on the beaches! Boracay. Palawan. Pagudpud. But rarely on mountains. Only the adventurers!
Ok, aside from its advantage during the tsunami alert, I take you to a wider tour of Bangui's Mountain Resort. The resort is situated at the eastern most part of Barangay Lanao - the richest barangay in Bangui, reached before the town of Pagudpud and Dumalneg. So if you're trying to go to these towns, don't cha forget to visit this wonderful offering of nature.
Am I to duplicate these pictures? No! I mean, the photos speak for themselves. I need not to talk about them. So better look at them keen, vivid and glorious!
Oh! Isn't it that this place is stunning? Lots of green. Trees. Coconut. Grasses. To run. To walk. To tumble. To play! Hmmm. Lot of fresh air! Pure! And a majestic view. Of the vast verdant farmland. Of the bridge connecting to Pagudpud, where you can find Saud Beach, Asia's promising beach. And of course, a scene of the South China Sea! Look at the photos!
Hey! You can also stay all day, all night! You can't just have a tour, a visit! But hang-out and enjoy too. The place got a lot of cute cottages, for family picnics, simple chit-chats with friends, and a romantic sit-and-talk for lovers. And they can stay the whole night with rooms available. For couples or barkadas. Wow!
But if you're into a wilder and crazier life! Then avail it with their mini bar. Sing, dance and drink! Don't be bothered, 'cause the serenity still stays as this bar is far from their rooms. Enough not to be irritated if you're a conservative one...
Everywhere you stand are great views. At the back, you can take a glance of the forest and the mountain dividing Cagayan and Ilocos. And that, even you can see unfinished buildings, still you'll be amazed with its promises, that future is what it holds!